Leaders say they’re hoping that it wasn’t just the snow days that kept people away, but that people are finding jobs.
Missourians are finding it difficult to feed their families on a regular basis—and that puts the state at number two on the “very low food security” list.
The student-run Tiger Pantry at the University of Missouri reports giving free food to nearly 150 people, plus their families, since its early October start.
At the Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry just south of downtown, they were lined up around the block.
A neighbor saw them unloading food at an Alton home
There are 172,000 “food insecure” children in area – children whose families don’t know how they’ll feed them month-to-month.
People who were donating food last year are picking it up this year
Need has increased ten fold in a year’s time
Operation Food Search of St. Louis is a finalist in the Toyota “100 Cars For Good” program.
Circle of Concern providing 7,000 more meals each month.